Day Surgery (Ingrown Nail, Skin and Verruca[Wart] Operations)
Peter, Nicola, James, Hannah and Leanne are a leading Podiatry team in Cheshire – Podiatrists with certification in analgesia and prescription only medications (POMs).
Painful Ingrown Toenails?
Our Podiatrists have post-grad training and vast experience in Minor Surgery and Local Anaesthesia.
If you have an uncomfortable, infected ingrown nail/s, we can provide surgical resolution after a completely ‘numbing’ anaesthetic injection.
We offer the widest option for nail resolution procedures, including partial (very marginal) or total nail removal options. Then, at your preference, we can allow the toenail to regrow in future, or we can stop the toenail from ever growing again (using a NICE approved, highly effective chemical cauterisation method). All these options are discussed in the ‘pre-op assessment’ appointment, where we explore your suitability for surgery and the best indicated procedure.
Surgical Treatment for Verrucae (Warts)
If you have Verrucae (the Latin name for Warts), we can provide painless surgical resolution after a ‘numbing’ anaesthetic injection.
Rather than surgically scooping (curettage) out the stubborn virally infected Verrucae/Warts (which can sometimes cause scarring) we utilise a much safer world-respected technique of needling.
This means we make the tiniest cuts (needles) into all parts of the verrucae to make your body heal them up as it would do with a wound.
When the cuts and small wound heals up, the Verrucae heal and disappear too, due to the surgically initiated immuno-response.
There is good quality evidence-based research for this procedure – and patients report it is a better single treatment approach (one surgical procedure) than repeated/expensive visits over weeks, to clinics and hospitals that provide uncomfortable cryotherapies ‘freezing’ or thermocoagulation ‘heating’ topical treatments to the feet.
Note: you will need a ‘pre-op assessment for surgery’ appointment first to diagnose the verrucae (and to differentiate from moles, corns, other lesions, etc) and also to assess the possibility of Minor Surgery in your case. The price of this pre-op appointment also covers your first post-op review and re-dressing.
If you would like a surgical consult to discuss your needs and suitability with our procedures, please call us or book online for your ”Pre-op assessment for Surgery” appointment, where we can discuss the best procedure for you!
(Surgical video coming soon)